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2010-04-14 11:05:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first school in the nation to receive Three Green Globes, a LEED Gold for Schools certification, and in 2009 scored a 99 out of 100 earning it the prestigious Energy Star Label, Bethke Elementary continues to be a leader in sustainable education. Thanks to a new solar electric system from Colorado-based Bella Energy, Bethke Elementary now covers 11% of its electric needs with solar. The partners involved in this exciting project invite...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

Sustainable design is being credited for saving an estimated $85,000 in electric and gas expenses for the 2007/ 2008 school year at Fossil Ridge High School (FRHS) in the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. An integral part of the building's high performance design is CALMAC's Ice Storage air conditioning system. Compared to an existing, similarly sized 1,800 student school in the same district, FRHS requires half of the electric demand. "Fossil Ridge energy bills are about...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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